But none of the progress can compare with it, IBM is now managed with to develop an artificial intelligence who can debate.

During a conference in San Francisco asked IBM its Project Debater against two prominent israeli commentators.

the Audience then got to vote on which of the participants they felt made the best arguments.

A topic of discussion revolved around the claim that ”we should subsidize the exploration of space”.

IBM's artificial intelligence had no prior knowledge of the question, but turned to its database of millions of articles, thought for a few minutes and then reappeared with his argument that, yes, the area should be subsidized.

The human debater replied that subsidies should only be for basic human needs or such as only the state can do.

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